Android for Good at Google I/O 2011

April 21, 2011

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By Zi Wang of the Android Team

Do you have an unlocked Android device that you no longer need? If you’re coming to Google I/O, you can make a world of difference by donating it to Android for Good.

Android for Good evolved from a program at Google started by one passionate engineer with an idea to help the developing world through technology. A small team collected Android devices from Googlers around the world and organized their donation to groups including Grameem’s AppLab Community Knowledge Worker Initiative in Uganda, Save the Elephants in Kenya, V-Day in the Democratic Republic of Congo, VillageReach in Mozambique, VetAid in Tanzania & Kenya, and UNHCR in Central Africa.

This year, we want to make it easy for everyone at Google I/O to get involved as well. We know you like to keep up to speed with the latest and greatest technology, so you may have an older Android device you don’t need anymore. If that device is unlocked (such as the T-Mobile G1, Nexus One, or Nexus S) and in good working condition, bring it along to Google I/O and drop it off at the Android for Good booth, located on the third floor of Moscone Center. Although it might seem old to you, that device could mean a new beginning when placed in the right hands.

Zi Wang is a Product Marketing Manager on the Android Team. In his 20% time, Zi is working on a very cool project called Android in Space.

Posted by Scott Knaster, Editor